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Longwood University Admission Requirements

Farmville, Virginia

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Chances of getting into Longwood University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate 
87%
Admission Difficulty for Longwood University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Longwood University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Longwood University is 87%.  It ranks #35 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Longwood University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 5,873 out of 6,724 applicants were admitted.

The school has very easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 65 percent (SAT 960/1140 ACT 18/23). Longwood University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.52. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the lower half of their high school class. 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Longwood University application fee is $50 and applications are due by Mar 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Longwood University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

Longwood University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
960-1140
Applicants Submitting SAT 
95%
SAT Scores for Longwood University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 960
SAT Scores for Longwood University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1140
Average SAT Score 1050

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Longwood University?

Longwood University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 68 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 960 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. Longwood University ranks #28 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 95 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Longwood University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1140 and Above Good >93%
1050 to 1140 Avg + 87%-93%
960 to 1050 Avg - 78%-87%
870 to 960 Reach 65%-78%
Less than 870 Low <65%
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Longwood University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
17%
ACT Scores for Longwood University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Longwood University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Longwood University?

Admission data indicates that Longwood University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #28 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 17 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Longwood University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Longwood University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
23 and Above Good >94%
20 to 23 Avg + 87%-94%
18 to 20 Avg - 80%-87%
16 to 18 Reach 71%-80%
Less than 16 Low <71%
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Longwood University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.52
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Longwood University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Longwood University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Longwood University was 3.52 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #22 in Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.52 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Longwood University accepts 87% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Longwood University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 17.9% Good
3.75 to 3.99 15.5% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 16.9% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 19.3% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 17.2% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 12.3% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.9% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

64% of Longwood University freshman were in the lower half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Longwood University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 1%
Top 25% of class 6%
Top 50% of class 36%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Longwood University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,536 2,188 6,724
Accepted 3,986 1,887 5,873
Acceptance Rate 88% 86% 87%
Enrolled 578 241 819
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 13% 14%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Mar 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Longwood University is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Longwood University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Longwood University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Longwood University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232566 IPEDS survey data for Longwood University.

FAQs

Does Longwood University prefer SAT or ACT?

95% of students submit their SAT scores to Longwood University. 17% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Longwood University?

87% of those who apply are granted admission to Longwood University. Admission competition is and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Longwood University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 960 and 1140. 95% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Longwood University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 23. 17% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.